Contributing to the oceanographic development of Colombia, investigating seas and technological capabilities, has allowed the Center for Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research in the Caribbean (CIOH) to gain recognition from the Agency of the Ministry of Education, Innovation and Productivity as a public institute, emerging as an organization dedicated to the generation of knowledge for the country through basic and applied scientific research projects.
During the visit of the Deputy Minister of Knowledge, Innovation and Productivity, Sergio Cristancho Marulanda, to the facilities of the CIOH, he emphasized that “understanding the dynamics of research in the ocean field allows us to review current policies for science, technology and innovation, to think ahead, to adapt support tools in this field”.
Likewise, the recognition delivered, in Cartagena, through Resolution 1754 of September 7, 2021, is part of the National Policy for Actors of the National System for Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI), highlighting leadership in operational oceanography research activities, and studies Coastal area in the Colombian Caribbean, marine cartographic generation, hydrodynamic and morphological studies of Draga Island, as well as shore stabilization design, seafloor and seafloor studies of the archipelagos of San Andrés, Providencia, and St. Catherine.
The Regional Unit of the General Maritime Administration (DEMAR) also provides the country with knowledge through the Integrated System of Forecasting for Comprehensive Maritime Security (SIPSEM), maritime spatial planning and information production for coastal areas.
The Maritime Authority will continue to contribute its technical, human and technological capabilities to generate knowledge through science and research, thus strengthening Colombia as a bi-ocean power.